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Community Council

Our next Community Council meeting of the ’24-’25 school year will be held in the fall of 2024.  Please consider joining us.

February 2024 Community Council Meeting Agenda

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Schedules & Minutes

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Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

Rules of Order and Procedures – HES

Current LAND Trust Plan

School LAND Trust – Hurricane Elementary School

This year our school received $99,850.20 from the School LAND Trust Fund.

The current Trustlands Plan approved by last year’s School Community Council voted to spend our funds to pay for: 

  • Our reading intervention program. This program provides our school with WIN Time (What I Need) instruction. We pay  for all students to have a ½ hour of small group reading instruction on specific skill areas where they need the most help. 
    • 8 part-time aides who work a combined 165.5 hours per week.
  • A Tier I phonics reading program, and the supplies to run it, for k-3 students (We were able to afford to get it for 4th grade as well, but in that grade, it is not Tier I)
  • Supplies to run the reading program, testing materials and hands-on manipulatives for the reading program.
  • Math manipulatives and supplies to support our new Math program. (Illustrative Math, Imagine Learning)

TSSP, Teacher Student Success Plan

This year, we received  $128,725.52 in TSSA that we used for the following:

  • 25% of Mrs. Butler’s contract (combined with another .25 from the BTS Arts Grant).
  • 50% of one teacher to reduce class size.
  • Two paraprofessionals with who work a combined 55 hours per week.
  • 30% of our school counselor’s contract (combined with 40% provided by the district and 30% provided by a grant.)
  • $26,000 in supply money to support Math and Language Arts in the school. 

Teacher/Student Success Act Plan (TSSP)

Council Members

Chair: Shiloa Leavitt  (parent)
Co-Chair: Jenny Chamberlain  (parent) 
Shannon Dalton  (parent)
Heather Okerlund  (parent)
Brandon Jensen (school representative)
Matthew Lowe  (principal)
Mary Beranek   (secretary, non-voting member)

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Elections for the Community Council seats take place each year at the first meeting of the year.  Serving on the council is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.  Please consider serving on our Council.

Did you know…

Utah received 7 million acres of land at statehood to generate funding for schools and almost half of the land remains in a trust for public education. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) manages the trust land. The School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) invests the endowment funds and a portion of the earnings comes to our school each year.

Utah schools received $102.8 million dollars from the School LAND Trust Program in the 2023-2024 School Year. 

Washington School District LAND Trust Site 

Through the State of Utah, we receive additional funding through the TSSP rules that is also discretionary at the school level. The council and school staff can make suggestions for the spending of TSSP monies, but they are tied directly to the School-wide Improvement Plan that the principal makes each year.


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Hurricane Elementary Trustlands Funding Summary

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
$73,510 $80,630 $77,980 $84,350 $99,850

Current Plan Report 

Final Plan Report Summaries


Digital Citizenship:

Our School Community Council is primarily responsible for the creation of our School LAND Trust Plan. This plan is created annually by analyzing our school testing data to determine the greatest academic need. The money our school receives from the School LAND Trust fund is allocated according to our plan. Over the years our school has purchased technology to support student learning, books for our leveled library, math manipulatives, science materials, and we’ve been able to hire additional personnel to support targeted learning in small groups. Our school is grateful for the School LAND Trust program and the opportunity we have as a school to allocate the funds to support our targeted and specific needs. The Council assists with school improvement, and make decisions on how to best spend the Trust LANDS funding. More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website.

Rules-and-Procedures – State Template